January 23, 2018

Maryland Live! hiring 500 employees for hotel and event center

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Maryland Live! Casino and Hotel is looking to hire 500 new employees to fill jobs at its soon-to-be-opened 17-story hotel and event center.

The Cordish Cos., which runs the casino and hotel, are looking for administrative, front desk, entertainment, food and beverage, retail, security positions and more. Full-time and part-time positions are available.

To ramp up hiring efforts, the casino has opened a job center inside the Arundel Mills Mall, where recruiters will offer resume services and on-site interviews. The job center will be open on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Additionally, there will be job fairs held at the career center on 15 different dates between Feb. 2 and April 19.

The Live! Casino hotel is slated to open this summer.

The hotel – which will also contain a spa and a restaurant from celebrity chef Todd English and will connect to a conference center with space to host live music performances and conventions – allows the casino to reward high-rolling customers. David Cordish, the CEO of Cordish Cos., has said he considers the hotel a "gamechanger," especially as Maryland Live faces increased competition from the well-performing MGM National Harbor in Prince George's County.

With the new hotel, Live! Casino will surpass MGM National Harbor's guest room offerings by two. The $1.2 billion development, which opened in December, has 308 hotel rooms on a 1-million-square-foot resort.

The Live! hotel and conference center will see its taxes waived for 30 years, after the Anne Arundel County Council approved a payment-in-lieu of taxes deal last year negotiated by Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh's administration. The agreement allows up to $1.2 million a year in real and personal property taxes to be exempt in exchange for giving local schools the right to use the space free of charge for graduation ceremonies, though county officials and Cordish estimate the actual tax assessment will be less.